Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Family Lost

Bert Jansch

In the past week I have lost an Aunt in Australia and an Uncle in Bellshill, they say such things come in three’s and regretably this has been the case as my Uncle Jim passed away this morning in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

“Sweet Death” – Bert Jansch

Oh my sweet love, come to me
Take me in your soft embrace
Sweet love, please come closer
That I may touch your gentle face
Sing to me a love song
That will drive away my earthly fears
And when it’s all over
You can wipe away the tears

Sweet Death, please come easy
Help me end my suffering
Please hurry to my bedside
I cannot wait another day
Come quickly fill my being
Let no-one know that you are there
Then quietly light a candle
Walk ahead to show the way

Too long have I suffered
To carry on another day
Gently close my eyes now
Let hope and care fade away
Carry me across the water
Where the darkness meets the day
As I follow in your footsteps
Your candle lights the way

To buy the music of Bert Jansch click HERE

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Family, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

The Sea

Morcheeba have their great song “The Sea” used in the current Thomas Cook television advert.

The track is from their 1998 album “Big Calm”

Flocking to the sea
Crowds of people wait for me
Sea gulls scavenge
Steal ice cream
Worries vanish
Within my dream

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

Fishing boats sail past the shore
No singing may-day any more
The sun is shining
The Water’s clear
Just you and I walk along the pier

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

A cool breeze flows but mind the wasp
Some get stung it’s worth the cost
I’d love to stay
The city calls me home
More hassles fuss and lies on the phone

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control with you,
And living, living,
And I, living, by the sea

To buy the music of Morcheeba click HERE

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Old Music, Television, Video | | Leave a comment

Abbey Road

The famous “Abbey Road Studios” is under threat from proposed development.

As reported by www.guardian.co.uk Sir Andrew lloyd Webber has thrown his not to inconsiderable wealth behind a plan to save the studios, saying it is “vital for the future of the music industry in the UK” to save the north London venue where he and the Beatles laid down much of their work.

A spokesman for the composer and impressario said he first recorded there in 1967 with Tim Rice. “Abbey Road has such great facilities, with three major recording studios, and Andrew has probably brought more musicians to record there than anyone else, because it has the capacity to record large orchestral productions.”

Lloyd Webber threw his hat into the ring to save the studios, which gave their name to a Beatles album, as concern grew over cash-strapped EMI’s plan to sell them.

Sir Paul McCartney has raised hopes that someone will buy them (although hasn’t promised to try himself) and the National Trust, already the owner of the childhood homes of McCartney and John Lennon, has expressed cautious interest after DJ Chris Evans suggested it should step in.

The government has promised to fast-track a long-standing recommendation from English Heritage that the 19th century building should be officially listed.

Here is “a day in the life” (wrong album..I know) of the famous zebra crossing

February 21, 2010 Posted by | New News, Video | , , | 2 Comments

   

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